1000mods is a psychedelic/heavy rock band from Chiliomodi, Greece. They were formed in the summer of 2006, and since then they have played over hundreds of live shows, sharing the stage with bands like The Black Keys, The Black Angels, Graveyard, Brant Bjork, Colour Haze and many more. They are known for their commitment to vintage equipment, thick and heavy analog sound and remarkably passionate stage performances.
In October 2010, the almighty Billy Anderson visited Greece in order to produce the band’s debut album, while Malleus Rock Art Lab took care of the artwork. "Super Van Vacation" was born. In order to promote their debut album, they played 40 shows in 15 countries around Europe, including festivals such as Rockwave festival, B'estfest and Lake on Fire.
After two successful European tours, the band was ready to get down to work again. Their experiences and growth paved the way for their upcoming album, “Vultures” which was released on the 30th of May 2014. Two European tours followed with a massive two-month tour on October/November 2014 and a tour supporting The Atomic Bitchwax during May 2015.
The time has come for 1000mods to get their effort to the next level. “Repeated exposure to…” was released on the 26th of September 2016, being their best album to date as well as an inspirational mixture of all that’s heavy in the glorious 70’s and the 90’s heavy rock movement. Having been recorded with hi-end outboard equipment in a non-stop 24/7 procedure, produced by both the band and sound engineer George Leodis and mastered by living legend Brad Boatright (the audio mastering engineer of Sleep's "Dopesmoker") “Repeated Exposure to…” sounds thick, beefy and tight, as a modern heavy rock album must sound.
Not much later, the band departed for a 27-date European Tour with Monkey3 and Moaning Cities, participating in leading festivals such as Up in Smoke Indoor Festival In Z7, Desertfest Belgium, Desertfest Athens and Keep it Low Festival. The Greece/Cyprus leg of the tour followed, playing in 12 different cities with their big gig in Athens in January 2017 being Sold Out with more than 2700 people attending!
Their 2017 “Repeated and Exposed to” tour features a total of 42 live dates in 15 European countries, including –once again- appearances in acknowledged European festivals such as Desertfest London, Desertfest Berlin, Under the Black Moon Festival in Munich and Riff Ritual Fest in Barcelona. The tour was a big success for the band with noumerous Sold Out shows accross Europe.
In early 2018, 1000mods toured North America for first time, with 29 gigs in U.S.A, Canada and Mexico. Now (spring 2018) they are getting back on the european road with a headling tour during April 2018 and lots of summer festival appearances including Hellfest, Rock Im Wald, Free and Easy festival and a lot more.
Blank Reality (2007 self-released) - EP, CD
Liquid Sleep (2009 Sui sound /CTS) - EP, 7’’
1000mods Vs Wight (2010 FAT & HOLY) - Split Tape
Super Van Vacation (2011 Kozmik Artifactz / CTS) - 2LP, CD
Valley Of Sand (2012 The Lab recs ) - EP, 12’’
Vultures (2014 The Lab recs) - LP, CD
Repeated Exposure to... (2016 Ouga Booga & the Mighty Oug) - LP, CD
The Great Machine is a 3 piece rock band from Israel.
The brothers Haviv: Omer on guitar and Aviran on bass, combined with the energetic drumming of Michael Izaky, create a strong psychedelic, stoner-rock musical experience with a punk rock attitude.
Shortly after the release of their first EP in 2013, the band set out for a tour in Germany. They played at the Rotormania stoner festival along side Colour Haze, Coogans bluff, Rotor and many others.
In 2014 The Great Machine debut album was released, and on April 2017 the second album “Love” was released, and has been getting many great reviews from all over the stoner/psych scene around the world.
On January 4th 2018, The band’s 3rd studio album Respect was released under the independent label ‘Reality Rehab Records’.
After establishing a strong, loyal fanbase in Israel, The Great Machine has played festivals and venues all over Europe, including Freak Valley in Germany, Wild Mint in Russia and SonicBlast Moledo in Portugal, and toured with ‘All them Witches’ in October 2016.
They were also the support band for Ozzy in Israel in 2018.
“The free spirit and wild feeling that The Great Machine spreads, and their on-stage behaviour immediately releases your inner rocker, even if it is quite suppressed”.